Linda Sarsour’s New Book Delusional, by Alex VanNess
Alex VanNess of Clarion Project read Linda Sarsour's book so you don't have to. Not that you were going to, because let's face it. She's been very clear about who and what she is, and there is no way she deserves to be supported.
Sarsour recounts the dangerous nature of her high school, recalling “so many rival gangs inside my school – the Crips, the Bloods, the Latin Kings, the Papi Chulos” and how she would “occasionally hear about a kid getting knifed in the stairwell.”
Yet, on the very next page, she criticizes the police presence at the school, claiming their very presence “escalates the criminalization of students.”
Sarsour’s book is filled with a mix of anecdotal stories from her life along with poorly sourced political observations.
In one instance, she proudly recounts how she threatened to dox a young Palestinian man because he was allegedly a spy for a law enforcement agency.
What it comes down to is:
We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders is an excellent book if you want to see Sarsour topple straw men. Otherwise, it is the memoir of a delusional bigot that thinks she’s the next Martin Luther King, Jr.